Arthur Papas to depart Pailan Arrows amid offers from India, Australia

Pailan Arrows Australian coach Arthur Papas revealed after his side's 2-3 loss against Mohun Bagan that he would be departing the club at the end of the season
Pailan Arrows coach Arthur Papas has announced that he will not be at the helm of the developmental side of the All India Football Federation [AIFF] after the end of the season.

The Australian - formerly on the staff of A-League clubs Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Heart - has been in charge of the Arrows since May 2012 as part of a dual role with the AIFF that also includes the India Under-23 side.

Papas, 32, is fielding offers from Asia and his native Australia.  Both Adelaide United and Wellington Phoenix have interim coaches at present and will be looking to make appointments once their seasons finish.

"I won't be with Pailan next year. I have some offers here. I have some back home," Papas said after Sunday's 3-2 league loss to Mohun Bagan.

"It just depends on what I think is best for my career and the project. Because you have to have support from everyone, you need support from the sponsors, from the federation to do the job properly. It's not what you see on the ground, it is about what happens during the week."

Though he personally denied any issues with the federation in a short chat with Goal India, it is being widely speculated that all is not well between Papas and his employers.